Yesterday I discovered that “my” Android-x86 systems can be installed to a USB stick with persistence. I.e. all system changes are saved directly on the stick. This is how it is done.
1. Format a “good” USB stick with the ext3 (not ext4) filesystem. This has to be done in a installed Linux system or while running a live Linux system from CD or a USB stick.
2. Insert your formatted USB stick and start up one of “my” Android-x86 systems (KitKat or Lollipop) from CD. In the slideshow below I’m installing AndEX (Lollipop 5.0.2) to my USB stick SanDisk Contour.
Watch this slideshow (showing the install process).
What is it good for?
Well, you don’t have to touch your hard drive. Installing Android-x86 this way won’t effect your “ordinary” boot loader. And as I say above: All system changes are persistent!
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Well, “my” way of doing it (http://andex.exton.net/?page_id=31) is about the same.
Hello. Why not ext4?
I did it a long time ago since the article is about Lollipop 5.0.2. It didn’t work with ext4 then. Maybe it does now. I will try to install AndEX 10 Build 200604 today (and use ext4).
Thanks for this reminder!